, 2023-01-06 09:01:26,
Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area is not only known for its beauty but also for the thousands of years of history found on its territory.
A peninsula where salt and fresh water mingle within the Yellow River Water Reserve, its pointed tip separating Blackwater Bay from the East Bay. Escribano Point is known for its sunsets, unique wildlife, and fishing, but it also offers visitors a glimpse into the Native American culture that has made its home in this area for thousands of years.
The 4,057-acre Wildlife Management Area offers hiking and canoeing opportunities as well as fishing and hunting, but two camping areas that have been favorites of adventurers have been closed to the public and it’s not clear if they will reopen.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, which manages the area, has not previously officially announced the reasons for closing two camp sites at Escribano Point, but no mention of camping availability was discussed in the management’s 10-year plan prospectus. A public hearing was held in October to discuss the administration’s plan, which is now being finalized.
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In a statement released Wednesday, the FWC explained that overnight camping had an adverse impact on the Wildlife Management Area.
“The Bayside and Bayou campgrounds in the Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area have been converted into recreational day use areas due to concerns about allowing…
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